Barrister at EM Law


Mark is a senior, specialist data privacy and cyber security lawyer. He has over 20 years’ multi-jurisdictional experience gained from roles in both private practice and industry. He advises clients (from start-ups to multinationals) in a range of sectors. His practice covers all areas of data protection and cyber law including advising on: compliance, commercial arrangements, representing clients in regulatory investigations as well defending and pursuing data breach claims. Mark has significant experience in engagement with UK, European and other overseas regulators.

E: mark.gleeson@emlaw.co.uk

W: www.emlaw.co.uk

Coventry University

Sebastien Farnaud is Professor in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at Coventry University, and Theme Lead for the Bioscience and Biotechnology Engineering in the Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences, where he created the Bioleaching Research Group (BRG), as part of his focus on Bioremediation. Among several projects, Sebastien is leading an innovate-funded KTP Bioleaching project, in collaboration with N2S Ltd, https://n2s.co.uk/ for the recycling of precious metals from electronic waste. The success of this cross-institute collaborative project has been supported by a number of stakeholders of the metal industry, and by DEFRA who presented the project at the launch of its Defra's e-Sustainability Alliance. Sebastien has been invited to present related results at a number of international presentations including the E-waste World summit, E-waste international day and the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT). Over the past 20 years, he has developed his academic and research experience in several academic institutions, including Kings College London, Imperial College, the University of Westminster and Coventry University but also in the third sector as Science and Education Director in a medical research charity. In addition to his interest in microbiological and biotech applications, his research expertise also includes some biomedical aspect of wellbeing, such as iron metabolism, particularly in Parkinson’s Disease, and also the development of antimicrobial peptides. sebastien.farnaud@coventry.ac.uk, https://www.coventry.ac.uk/business/our-services/projects/current-projects/bioleaching/

UK Director for Blancco


Phil Vaughan serves as UK Director for Blancco. With a keen eye for streamlining corporate IT security efficiencies and maintaining compliance with data privacy legislation, he is often regarded as a trusted advisor among customers. With 30 years’ experience in the global B2B market, Phil understands the operational, financial and cultural nuances of driving global business growth.

Group IT Director at Tech Buyer

Rich is the Group IT Director at Techbuyer where he leads the IT, QA and Digital teams alongside technical, research and innovation partnerships. His research and development focus are hardware energy efficiency and the environmental and economic impacts of IT hardware during creation, use and disposal. He is a firm believer in the circular economy and sustainable solutions for IT hardware. He has contributed to the UK’s Industrial Strategy through the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee and had his research published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, most recently the IEEE Journal of Sustainable Computing.

Closing the Loop


As the founder and CEO of Amsterdam based social enterprise ‘Closing the Loop‘ (CTL), Joost de Kluijver has developed a service that delivers on the growing demand for simple but effective solutions for sustainable IT usage.
Joost has also worked at Accenture, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and is a seasoned entrepreneur.

Leon Lindblad
Business Development Manager


Leon founded CFA with his wife Jo in 2004. CFA became a MAR in 2012 since that time we have won multiple awards for Rookie of the year top MAR UK Europe and EMEA.

My belief in this industry is about Refurbishing Reuse and recycle. We fundamentally believe in adding value to everything we do. CFA in the last 8 years has developed and invented various refurbishment processes enabling us to become the number 1 refurbisher in the country. We offer out all our processes as services to other companies and we treat our customers as our partners. The better they do the better we do.

CFA since 2004 has been set up to reuse whenever we can. For the first 10 years in business we spent £5000 in packaging as we reused everything.

Last year we sold to Global Resale enabling us to go to the next logical stage as a company.

UK Government Sales Development Manager HSM

An expert in document and media destruction, specialising in the Government and Defence environments, where she has over 35 years sales experience, Heather understands the need for practical secure document and data carrier destruction policies and methods. With over 20 years working for German manufacturers of high quality office and industrial shredders, and having been at HSM UK for 11 years, she uses her extensive knowledge of correct and timely paper and media destruction to advise customers across a broad spectrum of government, defence and commercial organisations. With a real passion for finding the right product to do the correct job for the customer and providing value for money, Heather has a reputation as a go-to person in this field. Heather.brand@hsm.eu Mobile 07423 431390

Head of Sales UK&I - Office Technology HSM

With management experience in both corporates and SMEs, Mark now specialises in physical data and document security. By challenging the document security practices employed by many organisations he helps dramatically increase security and compliance, whilst usually making significant cost reductions. Mark started his career as a Royal Engineers Officer, spent over 20 years at Canon UK, in sales and senior management roles, was UK MD for an Austrian laser manufacturer, lead a renewable energy division and he now runs UK Sales for HSM, the German shredder manufacturer. He has always been amazed how physical document security seems to be overlooked in preference to cyber security. A paper or media breach can be equally damaging to an organisation’s fortunes and reputations, so a well implemented strategy for this is absolutely vital. mark.harper@hsm.eu Mobile – 07483 314343

CEO Amicis Data T/A Clinical DPO

Steve worked for over 20 years in various commercial roles in the UK, Europe and the US, from growing a successful start-up business in the United States, to growing pan European distribution and being part of a senior management team that grew an award winning business from £10M to £120M across 10 countries. Fluent in French and Spanish, Steve has developed a strong range of experience in business management and the challenges of management in a broad range of sizes and types of organisation. In 2018 Steve established Amicis Data and the Clinical DPO brand and has worked with a variety of size and type of organisations in the UK, Europe and the US in the provision of outsourced DPO services and has strong experience in the health and pharmaceutical sectors.

Bob McIntyre
Senior Advisor on Chemicals. Environment Agency

He has worked for the Environment Agency, and its predecessor bodies, for nearly thirty years. This includes fifteen years on hazardous waste, and three years in Chemicals with a focus on Persistent Organic Pollutants in waste.